The Wraith
Part 3

For a short while there afterwards
Life went on as usual
And it was oh so slowly that the changes came
At least, they were slow to be noticed
My people had long made the journey to the city to sell
their goods
With good relations between themselves and the city
But now, there was haggling
And not of the good natured kind
My people were waylaid
Robbed of their goods, and their dignity
Harassed by the constabulary
Until finally, I forbade them to make the trek
We had sufficient supplies to fulfill our needs
And any luxuries to be obtained from the city
Would just have to be forgone
The safety of my people was more important
I could protect them here, on my lands
Or so I thought

Terri Lyn Stanfield

Return to Main Page